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World Conservation Strategy

Last updated: January 22, 2017

What Does World Conservation Strategy Mean?

The World Conservation Strategy was originally published by the ICUN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to act as a plan for the conservation of ecological processes, plant and insect and animal life. The aim of the strategy is sustainability in the use of ecosystems and their component species.

Safeopedia Explains World Conservation Strategy

The World Conservation Strategy was updated and re-named in 1991. It has been replaced with the document entitled “Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living”. As our demands on resources grow with increased industrialization and growing world populations, environmental systems are at risk. The strategy aims to address this problem and suggests best practice guidelines aimed at sustainability and the preservation of biodiversity. However, many regard ICUN policies as questionable and open to criticism.


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